Rose O’Connor is an award-winning luxury travel advisor passionately dedicated to promoting responsible and ethical travel that provides maximum benefit to host communities and ecosystems. She believes that when done right, tourism is a powerful force for good and uses this as her guiding principle when planning travel for clients.
Named Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 and 2021 Top Specialist in Sustainable Travel, Rose is a trusted source on the subject for a range of media outlets including Condé Nast Traveler, The New York Times, and Barron’s. She was selected by the Environmental Defense Fund as a 2021 Climate Corps Fellow and was the recipient of the 2021 Virtuoso Luminaries, Legends, and Leaders Environmental Award. Rose serves on the Virtuoso Sustainability Council, where she collaborates with other travel thought-leaders on how to move the industry toward a more responsible, and sustainable future.
She has specialized destination expertise in Alaska, Africa, French Polynesia, Southeast Asia and the Polar Regions. In addition to planning spectacular global adventures for clients, Rose is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sustainability from Harvard University with a focus on sustainable tourism development. She is the mother of a budding explorer who also happens to be her most demanding client.
Destination Specialties: Alaska, USA West, Canada, Mexico, SE Asia, Southern Africa, Fiji, French Polynesia, France
Travel Specialties: Adventure, Family, Honeymoon, Off-the-Beaten-Path, Diving, Kayaking, Hiking